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The definitive jib deck for all your park and urban rail assaults.

Triple kinked rail? Strap on the Ride Kink Freestyle Snowboard, say a prayer, and slide that sucker. This jib deck's shock-absorbing sidewalls will help you get the job done. Instead of regular old plastic, Ride uses 85A-durometer urethane (the same stuff in skate wheels) in the Kink's sidewall. This material not only protects the board, but absorbs shock, which makes your trip down the rail smoother than with a regular board. Ride also used 50% more steel in the edge so you can detune your edges without worrying about durability. The Kink Snowboard's soft, radial flex makes butters and nose presses easy, while a twin shape ensures the board rides switch or regular equally well. *We can't control what base color you'll get, but we're sure you'll be stoked no matter what.

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So im gonna get this board either way. i...

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So im gonna get this board either way. i can get the 08/09 model for $230 or the 10/11 for around 270. Is it worth it to get the 08 09 model n save the 40 dollors? has there been alot of changes? thnks

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Hey Morgan,

08/09 is 3 seasons old man, the warranty won't even be valid. Spend the extra 40 bucks and get the brand new one with a brand new warranty.

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The warranty of any snowboard starts from date of purchase. Not when it was released. The warranty will still be valid.

what type of camber does this have?

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what type of camber does this have?

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This board has ride's 'prorize' which is rocker format. flat between the feet and a little lift and the ends. this board is designed to kill it in the park and be stable on the big jumps. hope this helps.

This board has ride's 'prorize' which is rocker format. flat between the feet and a little lift and the ends. this board is designed to kill it in the park and be stable on the big jumps. hope this helps.
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The 2008 has regular camber. Not Pro-rize like the current model.

4 5

Pretty Sweet

I have only had this board for a few months and it gets the job done. Its not as flexible as i thought but it kills it on rails and jumps. It also shreds the pow and the rest of the mountain pretty well so i would definitely say that this board is pretty sick.

5 5

better than most

I've had my fair share of "park slayers" and this deck holds its own. The slime walls are a great thing. One bad experience with a deck and the kids get all huffy and puffy about it. The deck is good! Especially for the cost. Look at the ride team, they like the deck... tried tested and true. Perfect shape, poppy (not too poppy but just poppy enough) just good!. I pretzeled out of a rail, slammed the edges... yes I dented them in but they didn't crack... most decks would have, not this one.

3 5


I've had two of these and broke them both, ride is pretty good about sending you knew stuff if its not from abuse though. It is pretty buttery but still has some nice firmness for drops onto rails just be careful landing backseat cause the tails tend to snap...trust me. I like the board... but they break

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I have several 07 kinks and I snapped the tail off the 152, about to ride the 155 in tahoe next week since there is no snow. Hopefully it doesn't snap...

5 5

C'mon now

The kink is sick for a jib deck! DON'T BUY IT IF YOU WANT A TON OF POP (PK Thunder) IT IS A RAIL BOARD IT ISN'T MADE FOR A TON OF POP JUST LIKE ANY OTHER JIB STICK! Idk how people can't flex this board, then again I've seen people trying to press out the Signal Park Rocker and didn't get it off the box somehow. I have a Ride Crush, and the bases that ride puts out are damn hard to get through, more than happy, and i've ridden the kink as well, and it is sick!

As for the reviews knocking the slimewalls, those kids must just not get it! Yes they are softer, but guess what ABS will give way just as easy and it shatters! So the advantage of slimewalls is that you can bang that shit back out and not have your board be all crappy, SLIMEWALLS IS AN ADVANCEMENT IN SNOWBOARDING TECHNOLOGY

I love park riding, which board should i...

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I love park riding, which board should i get the Kink or the DC PBJ

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i say this all the way. ride is a reputable company and DC's got a few years to work out the kinks (hehehe) in their line...plus im a huge fan ride sidewall tech, it makes a huge difference. Plus the PBJ is too soft and since you didnt say you ride rails exclusivly then this is your board!

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I would say get a DH, or a Crush (RC), I have the crush and it is amazing

2 5

got a good 2 weeks out of it

got this as my second board 2 years ago, cracked the edges all down the board. I mean it made for better presses but became very unstable @ high speeds making anything other than a box or rail sketchy. Slimewall makes for softer landings but puts wayyy more stress on your edges, this is a known fact. Ride tried to counter this by beefing up the actual edges, not so much. My boy got one this past season and the same thing. Rusty Shakelford (top 100 OG) did the same thing with his Dose. I'd say slimewall is a good idea in theory but on the slopes, not so much. I credit ride for thinking outside the box that's why i gave this 2 stars and not one. (i mean i did only get to ride it 5 times) I personally made the switch to signal and I'll probably never go back

2 5

Did not enjoy at all

To start off with a disclaimer, any one person's opinion on a snowboard is not necessarily applicable to another person. That being said, this was one of my least favorite boards I ever tried. Very lifeless, no real pop to speak of. It wasn't very soft/buttery either, so I'm not sure what it would excel at. I typically love Ride decks, but this is one I simply can't recommend.

5 5


Just made the switch from an all mountain board, and I am super happy i did. Nice and flexy makes butters and presses a snap, and I love the pop. I rode a bunch of trails the first day and had no problems carving whatsoever, it holds it's edge as good as my Rome manual did... I must say I'm impressed. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for anything short of a complete powder board

5 5

New Kink 152

I love this board. I went from a Freeride Timeless and was skeptical of my transition into a soft park board. There was no "getting use to" period, hopped right on and buttered and Jibbed like a dream. Only complaint is the board's top layer chips too easily, when stupid people smacks into it while waiting for the lift. Ohh well, can't keep it brand new forever...

5 5

Kink is the way to go

I bought last years ride kink of my ride rep and 2 weeks after riding it i seperated the coor they sent me this years kink when i asked them to replace it and i am stocked it slides rails awsome and has great response to poping over large hit befanatly my favioret board for 08/09

2 5


I really feel that the Rome artifact is a ton better than the Kink

5 5

Ride Kink 152

I love this board, its perfect for rails but its still got enough pop to get you over a good size kicker, the slimewalls absorb impacts really well and it has a really low weight, i was carrying it t my arena, and it felt like i was just carrying a pair of bindings,oh, and sick graphics

1 5


I don't know why anyone would buy this board except for it's graphics! There's obviously no tech to it. Slimewalls? You call that an advancement in snowboard technology? Softer sidewalls means you cam smash in your edges even easier. My friend had last years and it was a disappointment. nuff said.

5 5

Not just a rail board

The Kink has become an Iconic Jib deck over the last 8 years. Buttery soft 3 out of 10 flex with a snappy torsional response when you pop off kickers and out of the pipe.

The 85a slimewalls not only give you a better feeling under foot when sliding rails/boxes and carving down trail. But hold up 100X better to the abuse you put your board through slamming up against rails/boxes all day.

Added the "Cleavedge" helps make cracked metal edges a thing of the past. Most riders don't realize it, but sliding your deck down a metal rail heats up your metal edge significantly and when you hit the snow the instant cooling can cause cracks in your edges. Cleavedge is 50% thicker than normal metal edges and helps prevent cracks from happening.

This board will accomodate up to a 10.5 boot size, but for those of you with size 11+ boots will be stoked as Ride finally pulled their heads out of their asses and are offering up a Wide Kink for 2008/2009. So now all park rats can enjoy one of the best Jib/Park boards on the market.